Split to Dubrovnik Mini Cruise

Grab a three-day cruise break and diversify your holidays in Croatia by exploring the best bits of the Adriatic coast between Split and Dubrovnik.
Starting point
Split
Finish point
Dubrovnik
Duration
3 days / 2 nights
Location
Split
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Experience the stunning Dalmatian coast and its hidden bays while enjoying a comfortable cruise
Explore the tranquil island of Mljet and its national park, complete with seawater lakes
Discover the beauty of Dubrovnik, known as the "Pearl of the Adriatic"
Enjoy delicious onboard meals and refreshing swim stops in crystal-clear waters along the way
Make the most of your time in Dalmatia with this 3-day cruise
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Itinerary

Day 1: Split - Makarska

We will depart from Split harbor at 13:00, and if you’re running late, you can join us in Makarska. We’ll be cruising southwards along the picturesque Dalmatian coast while serving lunch on board. We’ll stop for an afternoon swim in one of the beautiful secluded bays.

In the evening, you can enjoy the town of Makarska. Take a stroll along the waterfront, where you can find a wide promenade, a pathway to a lighthouse, and some trendy bars. Additionally, the main square is home to an impressive church and other significant monuments. We will spend the night in the port.

Meals

Lunch

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Day 2: Makarska - Mljet

We’ll start our day early and head toward the beautiful island of Mljet. On our way, we’ll stop for a refreshing swim in Pelješac. Once we reach Mljet, we’ll visit its breathtaking national park. There’s an entrance fee to be paid on the spot, but it’s worth it. 

Inside the park, you can see the peaceful seawater lakes, the tiny St. Mary’s Island in the middle of the lake, and the church and monastery. In the afternoon, you can explore these stunning lakes on foot or hire a bike. We will spend the night in the port of Polača or Pomena.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch

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Day 3: Mljet - Dubrovnik

After enjoying breakfast, we’ll head toward Dubrovnik, the most well-known town in Croatia and often the highlight of our cruise. As we travel, take in the stunning coastline. Upon arrival, you can explore on your own or join a guided city tour (included in Premium Superior and Premium packages). 

Afterward, take the opportunity to ride a cable car up to Srđ mountain with spectacular views of the Old Town. Don’t miss the chance to visit Stradun, both a street and a square in the old town. You can also walk at least a portion of the 1,940-meter-long city walls that have protected Dubrovnik during earthquakes and attacks. We will check out of Dubrovnik after lunch, no later than 14:00.

Meals

Breakfast, Lunch

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Extra days

Not enough? Why not spend a few more days here! Extend your holidays with a pre- or post-holiday extension. Accommodation, sightseeing, and activities can be arranged. Add as many extra days to your holiday as you wish.

Included in price

Buffet breakfasts
Three - course lunches
Guided tour of Dubrovnik
English speaking tour manager on board
Daily cabin service
Luggage handling
Afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits
Complimentary water
Free WIFI
Visitor's tax & port fees (18€/person/cruise)

Optional Extras

Entrance to the national park (20€/person)
Baby chair or baby cot rental
Parking
Airport transfers
Special day celebration package
Pre / Post cruise accommodation
Ferry tickets
Beach towels

Other information

Check in from 11.00h in Split harbour. Departure at 13.00h.
The captain of the vessel has the right to change the route due to weather conditions and the situation at the ports we visit. To ensure a better experience for our customers, the order of visits may be different from what was originally planned if the ports are too crowded and busy.

Important for the tour

Because of specific mooring requirements of some Croatian ports, our ships are docked side by side. This means that passengers will need to cross from one ship to another, with small gaps in between, to get to the shore. It's important for passengers to be cautious and cross at their own risk. Our crew members are available to assist those who need it. Please note that this cruise is not recommended for passengers using wheelchairs or with limited mobility.
Saturday DeparturesFrom April 15th till October 14th
PREMIUM SUPERIOR Lower deck440€
PREMIUM Lower deck385€

Are you looking for a quick seaside break that will introduce you to the absolute highlights of the Adriatic coast between Split and Dubrovnik? This small cruise proves that three days are more than enough!

Our itinerary is carefully crafted to ensure you get the most out of your journey without feeling rushed. We’ll visit historic towns, sail through turquoise waters, and enjoy stunning views of the Croatian landscape.

Making our way southwards from Split, past Makarska, and across the island of Mljet, you will make enough memories to last a year. And to save the best for last, we’ll visit Dubrovnik, a city that has captivated visitors for centuries with its picturesque streets, charming architecture, and stunning views.

Our small ship cruise offers all-inclusive service, meaning you can sit back and relax. Our comfortable cabins provide all the amenities you need to feel right at home. The ship is equipped with a spacious deck where you can soak up the sun, read a book, or simply take in the breathtaking views.

Our tour package includes everything you need to make the most of your experience in Croatia. We organize optional guided tours of historic landmarks, national parks, and other worthwhile locations. We also provide ample free time, allowing you to explore on your own.

If you’re interested in joining us for our small ship cruise through Croatia, don’t hesitate to send a word to our travel expert, and he can book your spot on the ship right away!

Boats

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Premium

These steel-hulled boats blend traditional and modern aesthetics and provide comfortable accommodation in spacious, air-conditioned en-suite cabins with double or twin beds, a hairdryer, and a safety deposit box. The premium vessels are between 29 to 35 m long, with cabins ranging from 8 to 14 m2. Your stay on board includes a range of services, such as buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, a guided tour of Dubrovnik, an English-speaking tour manager, daily cabin service, luggage handling, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, and free WI-FI.

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Premium Superior

These sleek and contemporary boats are newly constructed mini deluxe vessels that range in length from 35-41m. The extensive sun deck, air-conditioned salon, and comfortable lounge area provide ample space for guests to relax and enjoy the stunning scenery. The cabins are cozy and range in size from 8 to 14 m2, contain double or twin beds, and come equipped with safety deposit boxes and hairdryers. A range of services is included with your stay, including buffet breakfasts, three-course lunches, a guided tour of Dubrovnik, an English-speaking tour manager on board, daily cabin service, luggage handling, afternoon tea and coffee with biscuits, complimentary water, and free WI-FI.

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Things to know

If privacy, luxury, and comfort are essential to you, you may want to consider selecting a vessel from the Premium Superior or Premium categories. Alternatively, the Traditional Ensuite vessels would be more suitable for younger passengers, including friends or special interest groups like alpinists or bikers, who are comfortable sharing small spaces and bathrooms for an extended period. However, it’s important to note that Traditional Ensuite vessels typically do not have air-conditioned cabins, and most have bunk beds.

The number of passengers per vessel can range from 20 to 40 individuals, depending on the size of the boat.

The electrical outlets found in the cabins of our vessels in Croatia are standard Type F sockets, which have two pins and are grounded. These outlets are compatible with plug types C, E, and F and can deliver a power output of 16 A and 220 V. Some newer vessels may also feature USB sockets.

All vessels are equipped with life-saving boats and life jackets found in designated wardrobes on the deck, in the salon, or under beds in the cabins. If you cannot swim, you need to inform the crew and captain. Additionally, passengers must be mindful of the following safety guidelines while on board: 

  • Take caution when navigating the steep and narrow staircases on the vessel. The decks may also be slippery, particularly in damp conditions, so passengers should hold onto the railings and watch their step.
  • Climbing the foremast, jumping off the deck during the cruise, or swimming too far from the vessel during swim breaks are strictly prohibited. 
  • During the busy peak season, harbors can be crowded, and vessels may have to dock alongside one another, so passengers must be vigilant when moving between them. Crew members are available to assist passengers, but the cruise is not recommended for individuals with limited mobility or those in wheelchairs.

The primary currency accepted on the ship and throughout Croatia is the Euro, but it is advisable to exchange money at a bank or withdraw cash from an ATM where possible. The local currency is required for drinks onboard and all additional services such as transfers, excursions, and accommodation. Premium and Premium Superior vessels offer credit card payment options.

While ATMs linked to international networks are available in major towns and islands like Opatija, Dubrovnik, and Split, smaller ones may not have ATM facilities. Most tourist areas accept major credit cards such as Visa and MasterCard, but it is recommended to have some cash on hand if you plan to travel off the beaten path.

Tips are not included in the tour price, and they are discretionary. They are usually given to show appreciation for good service and satisfaction with the crew, guide, and overall tour. If you choose to tip, it is recommended to use your own currency or Euro, and the crew gratuities are equally distributed among all members.

Cabins on Premium Superior and Premium ships come with either twin or double beds, and some can accommodate up to three people with an additional bed above or beside the double bed. However, it’s important to note that bed availability is limited, and we cannot guarantee a specific type. We do, however, aim to assign cabins based on guest preferences and requests, so please let us know your bed preference when booking, and we will try our best to accommodate it.

Cabins on Premium and Premium Superior ships come with either twin or double beds, with twin beds measuring approximately 90/100 cm x 190/200 cm and double beds measuring around 150/160 cm x 190/200 cm. Traditional Ensuite cabins often have bunk beds, but twin or double beds may also be available on some vessels. Double beds in these cabins are typically 130/140 cm x 190/200 cm, while bunk beds are about 80/90 cm x 190/200 cm in size.

The ship’s cabins are distributed on two levels, the deck and the lower deck. The on-deck ones can be found either on the main or upper deck, while below-deck cabins are in the ship’s hull. Rooms on the deck provide the advantage of direct access to the sea and better ventilation, while cabins below the deck may be quieter since only passengers who booked lower deck cabins pass by. These cabins are also comfortable due to their location at sea level, which keeps them naturally cool, and the below-deck hallways are typically air-conditioned, affecting the temperature. Lower-deck cabins usually come with small portholes.

Lower deck cabins are located in the boat’s hull and usually have a small porthole, but Croatian law and vessel regulations require them to be closed while sailing to prevent water from entering the cabin. The portholes can be opened when the boat is docked. However, on newer ships like those in the Premium Superior and Premium categories, which have air-conditioned cabins and steel hulls, the portholes are fixed and cannot be opened.

Air conditioning is available in Premium Superior and Premium cabins, except for times with limited access to electricity. Traditional Ensuite cabins do not have air conditioning, but lower deck hallways and salons typically do. Air conditioning is only operational when the motor or generator is running, or the vessel is connected to shore power while docked at the harbor. In certain smaller fishing harbors without electricity, air conditioning may be turned off to maintain a tranquil environment.

If you plan to sleep on the deck and enjoy the stars, it is suggested to bring a sleeping bag, as removing mattresses, pillows, and sheets from cabins is prohibited.

The boats have limited capacities for electricity and water. While there is a generator on board for generating electricity, it is not operational during the night or while the boat is in a quiet bay to prevent noise pollution. The water tanks on board have sufficient capacity to match the number of cabins and beds, and they are always filled with enough water, provided that everyone uses water conservatively. Moreover, the vessels are fitted with central heating systems that offer hot water.

It is not allowed to bring and consume your own drinks on the ship. However, you can buy various alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from the vessel’s salon, which functions as a restaurant, living room, and bar. In case the drink of your preference is not available at the moment, kindly notify the crew, and they will try their best to procure it for you at the next stop.

The onboard bar accepts payments for drinks made in Euros. At the end of the trip, guests will receive a report showing the total amount spent on drinks, which can be settled during the checkout process. For guests on deluxe and premium vessels, credit card payments are also accepted.

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